Re: ReComments on Cougar DTD:

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Sat, 20 Jul 1996 20:15:02 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: ReComments on Cougar DTD:
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 1996 20:15:02 +0200
Message-ID: <mIS8x4uYOpHM089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

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In article <v02110101ae15b5fdc027@[140.186.34.50]>,
murray@spyglass.com (Murray Altheim) wrote:
> galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet) writes:
> >Bleh. Is it really that much easier to implement
> >HR { src = "foo.gif" } than <HR SRC="foo.gif"> for a browser developer?
> 
> It sure is if you have to do it fifty times. Or five hundred times. Note

It's my experience that most custom rules are different each time they
are used. This is even more true for custom bulleted lists, where you
sometimes need to indicate different bullets for each *item* in the
list.

For example

<UL SRC="green.gif">
<LH>Note: Items marked with a red bullet are not finished</LH>
<LI>First item
<LI>Second item
<LI SRC="red.gif">Third item, not finished
<LI SRC="red.gif">Fourth item, not finished
<LI SRC="blue.gif">Fifth item, still in beta
</UL>

It would require a lot of careful coding to do this with style sheets.
What if you use the same bullet for two different lists, and decide
to switch bullets in one of the lists? You would also be changing the
appearance of the other list.
The solution to that is using a different set of CLASSes for each list,
but then you might as well use inline style markup. SRC :-)

Galactus

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